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New tune from German power metallers Edguy

2014 is the Year of Power! Power metal, that is. With Gamma Ray and Sonata Arctica on the horizon, Persuader absolutely killing it with their new album, and the legendary Blind Guardian stirring up rumours of their next masterpiece.

But it turns out one more has entered the fray. German power metal mongers Edguy have thrown in their offering for the year. I was alerted yesterday by the shining gents over at Heavy Blog is Heavy about a new lyric video for a new song from a new album from Edguy.

The new song is called “Sabre and Torch” and will be on the album Space Police: Defenders of the Crown. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Edguy lyric video…good to see they’re taking themselves as seriously as ever.

Edguy have never been one to shy away from the silly side of power metal, however their music is seriously good, and the new tune showcases that. It has a heavier, thrashier riff to open it, before Tobias Sammet crashes in with his unique voice and excellent range, but with more vigor and power than he usually does.

Edguy were never one of my “must listen” power metal favourites, and this probably won’t change that at all, but it is nice to know that I have more options for awesome music. At the very least, I am having trouble stopping from listening to this song. The chorus is so goddamn catchy! The guitar riff is heavier than their usual fair as well, proving that they are truly German power metallers after all. World-changing? Probably not, but it’ll be a fun album for sure.

Space Police: Defenders of the Crown will be released on April 18th through Nuclear Blast Records, and may or may not change the world of heavy metal forever.

Kevin writer banner Jan 2014